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10:52 am
Wed May 13, 2009

How to Sell - A Novel

Clancy Martin joins us to discuss his new novel, How to Sell, which explores consumerism, marketing and the American entrepreneurial spirit.

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Ethics Professor Clancy Martin joins us to discuss his new novel, How to Sell, which explores consumerism, marketing and the American entrepreneurial spirit.

Martin talks about the philosophical underpinnings of his book, as well as his own life experiences that informed it.


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Clancy Martin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at UMKC. He works on 19th and 20th Century European philosophy after Kant, the intersections of philosophy and literature, and the ethics of advertising and selling.


Clancy has authored, coauthored and edited several books in philosophy, including LOVE, LIES, AND MARRIAGE, HONEST WORK with Robert Solomon and Joanne Ciulla, and THE PHILOSOPHY OF DECEPTION .


He has published over two dozen articles and reviews on Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Romanticism, and the virtue of truthfulness, and has also translated Nietzsche's THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA and is presently translating Nietzsche's BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL for Hackett. Clancy also publishes fiction in NOON, MCSWEENEYS, and elsewhere.


In 2007 his story The Best Jeweler won The Pushcart Prize.


Clancy earned his Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Texas at Austin, where he wrote a dissertation on Nietzsche's theory of deception under the late Robert C. Solomon.